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Today's Featured Event: Record-break at Film on the Rocks' World's Largest Music Lesson

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Join Henry and Indy Jones at Film on the Rocks.
Film on the Rocks is, hands down, my favorite summer film series in the area. First, there's the gorgeous view of the city from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison. Then there's all the additional entertainment thrown in for the price of admission -- music and comedy and giveaways galore. And finally, there are the films themselves, hand-picked by the folks over at the Denver Film Society to reflect the best mix of comedy, fantasy, action/adventure and other classics that light up the screen as soon as the sun goes down.

Tonight's big attraction, however, is the World's Largest Music Lesson. Last year, Film on the Rocks attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Guitar Lesson. This year, they're going even further; guitars, of course, are welcome, but so are kazoos, bongos, banjos and anything else you can charm a note from. The String Cheese Incident's Bill Nershi, among other celebrities, will help lead the lesson. Participants will learn two simple songs, followed by a Red Rocks concert unlike any other -- where more music is emanating from the audience than the stage.

Comedian Sam Adams will be on hand to make jokes; there will also be giveaways such as Xbox 360 T-shirts and two round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines. And when the sun sets, audience members will be treated to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on the big screen.

Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at any King Soopers location or at

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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